We did some good hiking during the Chinese New Year holiday, and this hike was one of our favourites. The Spring Valley loop hike is a relatively easy walk over about 10km, following one valley up to high meadows, and crossing over a ridge before walking out through a second valley. It was interesting to see more snow on one side of the ridge than the other, and our local guide explained that the difference in the amount of sunshine on each side meant that villagers on the sunny side could earn approximately twice as much per year from their crops as the villagers on the shady side.
Hiking photos - Spring Valley Loop, 2010/02/17
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